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Spotters At SJC?  
User currently offlineSymphonik From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 154 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

I've been spotting a few times at SJC now and just wanted to solicit input. I usually park at the SJSU parking lot to watch pretty much everything land, and even walk from the parking lot along the fence to stand right under the approach for 30L (which is fun).

Is there any equivalent spot to watch takeoffs on the other side of the field? The observation deck is all right, but it's a bit far and the plane isn't done rotating by the time it gets blocked by the terminal.

Also, if there's a better spot to catch inbound landings (the problem with the SJSU lot is the fence near gen.av. and the BRIGHT lights), I'd love to hear about it.

Cheers.

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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

I've been looking at some places to spot for a while, I have some ideas, but I will check them out first....probably in the next 2-3 weeks....

of course, I can just stand in my bedroom and watch the planes fly over my house as they turn 180 degrees and head south... biggrin 



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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

The top of the parking garage is ok when they're taking off to the north. I've only been there once and no hassles, but don't know about others' experiences.

User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4858 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
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I'm not aware of any rules or regs against this...there very well could be, but I'm simply not aware of any...

...but I always though the employee parking lot was an excellent spot for spotting. The long term parking lot is adjacent to the employee lot so it really all the same. You can easily walk into the lots. I know there are cameras supposedly monitoring the lots but I'm not aware of anything against spotting in there. I have seen a few shots on this website that appear to be taken from that or a similar spot.



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